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Sony Reader PRS-T2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 512 reviews of Sony Reader PRS-T2. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good reviews. Opinions about the reliability and price are mixed.

usability, performance, portability, screen, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Reader PRS-T2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Reader PRS-T2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Reader PRS-T2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the battery and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the size.

portability, performance, usability, screen, battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Reader PRS-T2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Sony Reader PRS-T2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated.

usability, performance, screen, portability, price

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony PRS-T2

 

Sony's latest eReader doesn't quite snuff out the Kindle Paperwhite.

Slim and light, Good PDF-friendly touch zooming

No integrated light, Lower-res screen than rivals, Relatively expensive

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Mary-Ann Russon (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 review

 

The PRS-T2 looks a lot like the T1, but the difference lies in the buttons on the front of the devices, which are much more aesthetically pleasing and easier to identify (if you're the sort of person who responds best to pictogram-style symbols). The...

The Sony Reader PRS-T2 offers a greatly improved menu and apps over its predecessor. The Reader Store integration is a bit fiddly, and the selection of books can't match Amazon. The biggest problem, however, is the high price considering the lack of a...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Seth Barton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 review

 

Sony's latest Reader is well designed, but it can't compete with newer backlit models

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 review: same old e-reader, new and (mostly) improved design

 

The PRS-T2 is a slightly refined version of last year's Reader. There aren't many changes to report, but the new Reader remains a solid choice nonetheless.

Note-taking capabilitiesDual-touch zoomingExpandable memory

Some awkward design elementsImage ghostingNo more audio playback, Google Book access

Aug, 2012

Expert review by (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review

 

Improved screen refresh and contrast ; Touch capability ; microSD support ; Facebook and Evernote support ; Two months of battery life

No light-up screen ; Higher price than competitors ; Touch interface not as user-friendly as competitors ; Screen refreshes can leave behind dirty screen ; Must tether to PC to get updates ; DRM book selection

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2: An incremental upgrade

 

The Sony PRS-T2 is a perfectly good touch-screen e-reader whose only sin is that it doesn't have any competitive advantages over the Kindle or Nook.

The ; is a compact and lightweight touch-screen e-book reader with built-in Wi-Fi and fast page turns. It offers access to a large catalog of e-books, magazines, and newspapers via Sony's online store, plus online loaners from your local library. It...

At $129, the PRS-T2 costs $10 more than competing models that have an integrated light. The Sony bookstore isn't as extensive as Amazon's or B&N's, and the Sony Reader app isn't currently available on the iPhone and iPad.

The Sony PRS-T2 is a perfectly good touch-screen e-reader whose only sin is that it doesn't have any competitive advantages over Amazon's and Barnes & Noble's e-readers.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 review

 

It's one of those great footnotes of tech history: the first-gen Amazon Kindle, introduced in November 2007 , is really a me-too device. It hit the market more than a year after the Sony PRS-500 -- which also wasn't the first e-book reader available,...

The Sony Reader PRS-T2 is a compact and lightweight touch-screen e-book reader with built-in Wi-Fi and fast page turns. It offers access to a large catalog of e-books, magazines, and newspapers via Sony's online store, plus online loaners from your...

At $129, the PRS-T2 costs $10 more than competing models that have an integrated light. The Sony bookstore isn't as extensive as Amazon's or B&N's, and the Sony Reader app isn't currently available on the iPhone and iPad.

The Sony PRS-T2 is a perfectly good touch-screen e-reader whose only sin is that it doesn't have any competitive advantages over Amazon's and Barnes & Noble's e-readers.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2

 

The Sony Reader PRS-T2 is a nicely upgraded ebook reader that still costs too much for what you get. And without a backlight, it's virtually a non-starter.

Svelte design. Crisp font choices. Memory card slot. Stylus helps with note-taking and underlining.

Expensive compared with the competition. No backlight or edge lighting. Sony Reader Store still needs work. Nowhere to store stylus.

Reader Store, Other Features, and Conclusions For shopping and downloading books, you get built-in Wi-Fi; there's no 3G option. Sony's Reader Store still trails what Amazon and Barnes & Noble offer. It's not terrible by any means, but it offers nowhere...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Roberto Baldwin (wired.com)

Review: Sony Reader (PRS-T2)

 

In the war for e-reader marketshare, Sony isn't about to surrender quietly. Unfortunately, the company's new e-ink device isn't much of a weapon.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : David Pierce (theverge.com)

Sony Reader PRS-T2 review

 

An ebook reader for the note-taking set

Fast, response performance ; Evernote compatibility ; Thin and light

Evernote integration is really clunky ; Display already feels outdated ; Bottom-located power button

Sep, 2012